Unlikely Khan will fight in September, Mayweather considering opponents.
Amir Khan is likely to miss out on a chance to fight Floyd Mayweather this year after the American superstar revealed he would fight again in September.
Khan beat Luis Collazo on the undercard of Mayweather’s win over Marcos Maidana earlier this month, and felt as though he might have done enough to finally get the attention of his rival in order to set up a fight later this year.
However, the British fighter has previously revealed that he would not fight until November as he intends on observing Ramadan this summer and as a result would not be able to re-start training until the end of July.
Meanwhile, Mayweather has confirmed that he will fight on September 13 in either Las Vegas or New York, although Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe has hinted that the MGM Grand would arguably be ideal.
The Showtime pay-per-view bout will be the fourth of a six-fight deal worth around $200m that Mayweather signed in early 2013.
Having now extended his unbeaten record to 46-0, Mayweather could well face Maidana in a rematch although the likes of Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman have also been mentioned.
In turn, the opportunity to fight ‘Money’ looks to be diminishing for Khan despite all his protests and calling out, although Ellerbe has insisted that if the Bolton man is ready to fight in September then the two parties can discuss a possible clash.
It remains to be seen whether or not something can be worked out, but it looks more likely that Mayweather will not be facing Khan in his next visit to the ring.